Matthew Fletcher Homes Blog

It’s the beginning of the month and almost all of us are paying our rent or mortgages in the coming days.  Many are facing drastic income loss.  Fortunately, many lenders are offering some relief to homeowners.   Some offer postponing up to 6 months of no payments with no credit impact.  Some are tacking the missed payments to the end of the loan while others are requiring repayment by a certain deadline, which may not offer enough relief.  Be sure you get everything in writing before taking them up on their offer.  Call me with any questions and let’s crunch the numbers together.  For those of you who rent, be sure to speak to your landlord as soon as possible.  They may be receiving relief on their loan, which might be passed on to their tenants?    A

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As you might have heard (every second of every day), we’re currently experiencing a global pandemic that’s requiring a whole lot of us to leave the office and create our own little workspace at home. And as much as we love the idea of doing work in our PJs on the couch, creating a stylish and inviting work-from-home area can do wonders for our daily motivation and productivity, especially during such uncertain times. 

But if you’ve never had to think about designing a home office before, then it can feel a little overwhelming, particularly if you don’t have much space to work with. To make it way easier, we rounded up some of our

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With spring just around the corner, many of us are looking to refresh our abodes for a new season. One of the primary obstacles that we often face when tasked with seasonal interior updates is a lack of storage. After all, few things cramp an interior style more than the clutter and chaos that can result from inadequate storage space.

Well, high-end furniture design company, Henrybuilt, wants to help you with all of your storage woes with its new line of furniture, featuring sneaky, high-design storage solutions. 

Dubbed Primary Objects, the collection comprises more than 50 pieces of elevated furniture that combine sleek, minimal

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You don’t need us to tell you that the world can feel pretty stressful, especially at the moment. With many of us quarantining ourselves, either by choice or requirement, during the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s the perfect opportunity to work on cultivating an interior that promotes a sense of peace and well-being. And it’s much easier to do that than you might think. 

From clearing your clutter to creating a peaceful reading nook, the following tips will transform your home into the calming, wellness retreat you deserve. 

 

Clear the Clutter

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Followers of Marie Kondo are already aware of the

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This week (March 8-14), marks the National Sleep Foundation’s annual Sleep Awareness Week, which aims to celebrate and promote healthy sleep practices. Considering that 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. don’t get adequate nightly sleep, it’s more critical than ever that we do what we can to get the sleep we need to feel strong and healthy. 

And when we say “need”, we mean it. We often minimize the importance of sleep in favor of getting more done during the day, but when we’re sleep-deprived, whatever we do takes a major quality hit. Studies suggest that sleep plays a critical role in memory and learning, and a lack of sleep can have a negative

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Looking for your next adventure or a reason to plan one? Well, Airbnb recently highlighted its most-wished-for rentals from the past decade and they’re guaranteed to make any architecture, design, and/or adventure enthusiast swoon.

From a stunning vacation home carved directly into Santorini's caldera cliffs to a hand-carved (!) home sculpted entirely from sustainable materials, the following highly-coveted Airbnbs will most definitely inspire you to book your next getaway. 

 

Hector Cave House

One look at the Hector Cave House makes it obvious why the rental is so popular. Carved directly into the caldera cliffs of

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Few elements of an interior are more important than lighting. Studies show that lighting can affect everything from your mood to your behavior and choices. Plus, the right lighting is crucial to properly showcasing an aesthetic. And the latest home gadget from Dyson is maximizing lighting’s power to the fullest, offering a lamp that can do virtually everything but charge your phone. Just kidding, it can also charge your phone. 

Dyson is well-known for its high-design, high-tech items, like hairdryers, vacuums, and fans, and now the brand is applying its powers to lighting. Dyson’s new smart light, Dyson Lightcycle Morph, “intelligently

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Los Angeles just got a whole lot cooler thanks to architect David Adjaye’s recent project. Fashion retailer The Webster, well known for its Art Deco-style flagship store in South Beach, commissioned the British-Ghanian architect to design its new 11,000-square-foot space in LA. Forming the foundation of the Beverly Center, the design is nothing short of stunning. 


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The structure is comprised of bubble-gum pink concrete, which offers a compelling juxtaposition with the brutalist building it sits underneath. Of the uniquely pink structure Adjaye told Dezeen, “In the past five years I’ve started

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Twice a year, brands and designers from around the world gather in Paris for one of the most influential interior design and home decor trade shows on the globe, Maison & Objet. The event showcases the latest and greatest home designs from brands far and wide, featuring everything from furniture and textiles to decor and lighting. And while only design professionals can attend the event, the rest of us can delight in the trends that inevitably arise from it, and this year is no exception.

From sculptural vessels to modular furniture, these are the trends from Maison & Objet that you’re about to

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Among the biggest e-commerce trends to hit the market in recent years are direct-to-consumer brands. If you’re not familiar with the term, a direct-to-consumer brand is just a fancy way of saying that the brand sells items without using a retailer, like a department store or boutique, as a middleman.

The advantage of this sales model for consumers like us is that it means products are typically cheaper without sacrificing quality. Retailers often mark up the items they sell to make a better profit, but because direct-to-consumer brands don’t use retailers, you can avoid those mark-ups and receive a better deal.

All of that being

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